Pre-Cruise Tour Option A - Cairns & Sydney
Feb 24: Arrive in Sydney
Meet the local guide on arrival at Sydney airport. Transfer to the airport hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Standard check in time is after 2:00 pm. Early check in will be available with a surcharge.
Meet and greet on arrival at the airport by a local guide
Private transfer to the hotel with the local guide
1 night hotel accommodation based on twin share
Overnight: 3 ½ star hotel close to the airport (1 night)
Feb 25: Fly to Cairns (Breakfast included)
You will be collected from the hotel by private coach and transfer to the airport for the flight to Cairns. On arrival, you will meet the guide and transfer to the hotel.
The afternoon will be at your leisure.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Private coach transfer (driver only) from Sydney hotel to the airport
Private coach transfer from Cairns airport to the hotel with a local guide
Accommodation: Pacific Hotel Cairns, Superior Room (3 nights)
Feb 26: Full Day Kuranda Tour (Breakfast & lunch included)
Breakfast at the hotel.
You will be met in the hotel lobby by your local guide who will accompany you on your full day Kuranda tour. Kuranda is the aboriginal for 'village in the rainforest', and over the years Kuranda has taken on a distinctive character as a popular visitor destination in its own right. Kuranda is famous for having the biggest and most frequent art and craft markets in Tropical North Queensland. Indigenous culture, legends and lifestyle give the village an ancient feel. Take a stroll in the World Heritage Rainforest around the village, visit the world famous Kuranda Markets and enjoy amazing "street art" around every corner.
Rainforestation Nature Park
Meet with the coach again for the short transfer to Rainforestation Nature Park, boasting 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest set amidst World Heritage areas. Ride the amphibious army duck through the rainforest and visit the Koala and Wildlife Park.
The Dreamtime Walk provides a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal and Islander culture and history with practical experiences including boomerang lessons on spear throwing. Witness the dynamic performance of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers in the natural amphitheatre where the rainforest serves as the theatre walls and the sounds of the forest and the didgeridoo create the backing music.
Barbecue lunch will be served during the day.
Depart Rainforestation and return to Kuranda and the Skyrail terminal.
Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for an amazing experience over Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest.
Your Skyrail experience should take approximately 1 ½ hours and includes spending time at the two rainforest mid-stations. Allow 20 minutes for each station, to enjoy Ranger guided boardwalk tours and visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre, lookouts and historical displays.
The Skyrail Interpretive App is the best way for you to unlock the secrets of the world's oldest tropical rainforest. The Skyrail App is available in the App Store and Google Play by typing in Skyrail.
System requirements: iOS 12 iPhone 6 and above & Android Software KitKat 4.4 and above.
Breakfast at the hotel
Private Coach Kuranda Tour with Professional Local Guide
Rainforestation Nature Park
Army Duck Tour
Dream Time Walk
Koala & Wildlife Park
Tropical BBQ Lunch ** Beverage NOT included **
Cairns Skyrail one way: Kuranda – Smithfield
Feb 27: Full Day Reef Cruise (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Reef Magic Cruise departs at 9.00am.
Reef Magic Cruises new, luxury fast catamaran travels direct from Cairns to the spacious, stable Marine World activity platform in less than 90 minutes. Guests have special access to one of the most pristine, accessible & versatile Outer Great Barrier Reef sites available on a day trip from Cairns. Unmatched in value, Reef Magic Cruises provides the complete reef experience with 5 full hours at a private patch of reef & the smallest pontoon passenger numbers – no rush, no crowds.
Guests choose from a full complement of inclusive activities and an affordable range of optional extras in a uniquely relaxed, friendly and personalized atmosphere.
Breakfast at the hotel
* 90 minute transfer on a spacious fast catamaran
* 5 hours at the Marine World reef activity platform
* Morning and afternoon tea
* Hot/Cold Tropical buffet lunch
* All snorkeling equipment (including FREE use of wetsuit or lycrasuit)
* Spacious sundeck with lounges and shaded areas for summer
* Semi-Submersible AND Glass Bottom Boat Tours
* Change rooms and fresh water rinse showers
* Great Barrier Reef presentation by a Marine Biologist
* Complimentary Tea/Coffee/filtered drinking water
* Underwater reef viewing observatory
* Infants safety swimming enclosure
* Fish feeding & identification session with a Marine Biologist
* Environmental Management Charge (EMC)
Feb 28: Depart Cairns for Sydney (Breakfast included)
You will be collected from your hotel for a private coach transfer to the airport for the flight to join the Option A group in Sydney.
Upon arrival in Sydney, you will be met and transferred to the hotel